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 ft?  I X ��  .H ���\';  *  ' p  1 V  yC>:v���:v;,  -/���'. (  -      I    ' \     ���>  V,./  i '  t  t      !    "     I  -  t ���v* ,  VOL:   2.  ���\        t     ATLIN; B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY io', 196b/  .NO. 42.  <��� ��-..*������  I  Eh  i#  to  ^��5.  sis  McLennan. Mcf eely and Co.  ',    . ' ' (LLMITKU.V \-      ,  >  f     >, ;'i      * '���  /   1   r ���     ;        i 1 ���      /  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  "V;    ! A Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Doors,      Ir'u-t ,v,'^.-  '       ,     Tinware, [Graniteware,, Crockery  AH-kinds of Tinsmith work done. ', <*   ,        '      ' ; '���'    '  A GAME OE SEESAW.  BlAQffSMITH'S OOA9.i\  Corner of First and Pearl Street.  a m m m f'/fCOff  NEW  GOODS- JUST  BN m m'm m,  General, Buller. Crosses and , Re-  crosses the Tugela River.  Will  Relieve w Ladysmith  in One  '    -   Week:--.,  ������  J*;��!��� Clair Blackeft and Co*  - "   *-       ,, v Largest .and Best* Selected (Stock-,ov   -^   -/  "firofcenes,v Shelf Hardware, .Paints and Oils, Boqtsanil  Shoes, Rubber floods and .Miners' Supplies.  'L'irJL -_.   ,.    .   COR.   1ST  AND TRAYNOR.-  ^n  IRON  STORE1  ON  THE   A'RMOR'ED'^RAIN.  Bleeding at Tjhroat and Leg Sergt.  - Paxton Clutches' the-Rear End  Amid)a Shower of Lead.     ��� ��  We  have  been  favored  bv Mr.  .- W. "AJ-Paxtoiv"with,'-a-1 perusal   Oi  several letters''sent  hbm^to  Scot-  1 land by. his. brother,   Sergt.   J.-~Fr  ' Paxton/ofihe Natal^LighV'lnfan-s  try. f; We .'regret: much- that  space  compels " us   to   condense,   as -'vve  s'Tould-like to .givethe letters in-ex-  -ten^o.-"- -The.> Sergeant-JhadAa. prettvC  " tough " experience "-to    commence  with and we are -glad  of his ; con-'  valescence.'������ With the modesty-of  , a brave man he  omits  all  mention  of his having-been  specially   tnen-  '   tioiied for distinguished-; gallantry  ��� tinder fire.    We congratulate  you  Paxton, on having such   a<- brother  and trust he will come  out,' all: safe  from   "this bloody war's de\ouring,  maw."    Under date Estcourt, Now  9thl  he writes:    "AVe   have been  here since wejeft Colenso, but have  been expecting to move every  day.  We are only waiting for a big, lot of  troops who are now coming up and  then I expect we will all 'march' to  the relief of Ladysmith, - 36  miles.  ' As I write," 6 a.m., I can hear the  big   guns' booming  somewhere  in  the Ladystnith:or Colenso direction.  ' I wonder if it is the Boers attacking our fellows and trying to  drive  them off." ^ ,    ,       . i{  On the nth he Wrote: " The  guns T heard yesterday were ours  shelling the Boers, but I have  not heard with what result."  On the 17 th he writes on official  paper stamped "Legislative Assembly, Natal," and says: "I am not a  member of the above, but am lying  in bed here, as the Assembly is at  present being used as a hospital. In  other' words,1 I" am lying here  wounded. On' Tuesdaj' last the  Boers approached Estcourt and we  got everything ready to receive  them. Tents were struck and everything packed up, but they did  not come that day, so we had to  lie in the open all night in case ot a  surprise.   ' On' Wednesday    every  sliell'burst*within a few" yards of us.  We had' no" cover; and< the Boers  vvere nearly all round us* on the  hill.' :Shortly after the start I got'a  rifle' shot through -my leftl foot and  so could.-do little else';except lie  still atld shoot: > * One of theitrucks  had blocked" the line,; or.; we might  ill have got back, but-it-'took al-  inbst<'a'i^h6ur<to' clear at j and1 then  onlyjthe engine could pass."-' After  ^while^I gob;a ^second' shot, this  time'thrbugh the throat:41 thought  .itbHas xov^conge,1 as'jj kriew_;there  was'a big'artery Jiear1 where :'I was  hiti'and it bled'fearfully^at first, nl  could only lie still- and -wait developments - and : to my- intense ��� relief  the bleeding eased off after- a' little.  The doctor says I should be dead  and that it is one of the most wbn-  derfuLpieces of luck he 'ever, saw.  I managed to get on to the engine  and held on to the side all the way  back in ���-a:'pouring rain. Was in  hospital one night i-at Estcourt and  was sent down here yesterday. This  is very comfortable and -the "doctor  says I may be able to get out on  crutches in a week or so. Out of  52 in' my company 32 are killed,  wounded or missing. The Dublins  fared worse than us and it is a wonder any of us got back at all."  On the 24th" Nov./ he writes  from the,. Pietermaritzburg Auxiliary Hospital; ''For a while it was  a perfect shower of- lead and in addition to this the shells were bursting all around us. It was a fair  hell upon earth and I wonder we  weren't all shot. Thanks to young  Churchill * (a son of Randy) who  was with us as correspondent of  some paper, we managed to get the  engine clear after about an hour.  Churchill is a splendid fellow. He  vvalked about in it as cooly as if  nothing was going 1 on and called  for volunteers to give him' a hand  to get the truck out of the way.  His presence and way of- going on  was as good as 50 men would have  baen. Afterthe engine got clear  he came about half a mile on it and  then coolly got off and. walked  back to help the others."  1 _ -   ���  1 London, Keb. 1.���It in reported General  j Kul|er Iiub recrossecUtlie.'Tunrela rivpr njrtii"  I in three places. Sharp flg,htins*i"f.P'"Of,P<"'l'M >  I all iilo��ipr tlie line.       - - '      .'  .  "   . ������  iLondon,' Feb. 2.���There lb no offieinl ne��s  from Bu'ler, but as Liord DundonuUl found  no difficulty in crossing the��river. it is not  impossible, that General Buller ma}* htt\e  moved and public anxiety is tvjaiti concentrated op the Upper Tujrela Ri\er. -;''"  A1 Cape Town, despatch mentions a rumor  that Ge-ieral.French has captured 800 B-pr-,.  The'nativas at Spearman'-, Camp assert that  General'Joubert has been killed by,a shell  bursting outside of Ladvsmith.- The��� Boers  are moving to check the British invasion into the Free States.       .    , , tti  New York, Feb. 2.���There is a' decided!;.  more cheerful feeling in Loudon upon the  confirmation of reportt that General Buller  i.as announced that he would relieve Ladysmith, together with the'unconfirmed report  that he had actually . began a, new forward  movement and it hbda good effect upon the  public. ,\,      _     j. '  The government ha, announced that  Great_Britaiu in afejv days will ha\e ���Jl.J.Olk  men in South Africa.',' >r *     '���    (  ' Gen. Joubert, according to' the latent, advice, Mias.,19.000^ troops surrounding Jjadj-  riinitu and confronting General Buller.  ' Iu*the recent turning movement General  Buller lost 1,985.men, but their places arn  all tilled. The Boer�� have no m?n to replace  their losses.  '"     ���     -'     ���    > -   '       ��� ,  The Britisli'loss,-1 to. datefiis pl*iced at f'.fiW.*  "Xdndon, Jan.. 31���--The cabinet  has, given its entire attention' to  the mobilization of the'fleet.      , - ";  The Eighth' division will not be  sent abroad' until home ' coast is  made safe. ���  "      ' '  The channel squadron to assemble off Eddystone Feb. 5/-and .proceed to Bautry for a fortnight's exercises off the Irish coast.  Such scraps of information as can  .be gathered indicate that Ladysmith will be abandoned and an  entree made through the" Orange  Free State.  Renewed assaults have been  made on Kirnberlsy. The Boers  are making special efforts to reduce  the place quickly.  The Queen sent a message to  Sir Charles Warreft) complimenting the action of the troops under  him.  A despatch from Durban says the  Boer shell factor}' at Johannesburg  was completely destroyed Jan. 20.  The loss is irreparable.  A Kimberley despatch of the 26th  says a wholesale bombardment,  which lasted all day yesterday, was  resumed this morning. The Boers  sent 300 shells into all parts of  iimberley.  The Imperial Parliament opened  Jan. 30. 'The opposition members  severelv scored the government for  its sins of omission.  TELEGRAPH CONSTRUCTION  ' From our latest coast advices we  learn that J. B. Charleson, of tne  Dominion public works department,  is on his way here from'Ottawa, ac-  companied by   a  construction   staff  for the purpose of building the telegraph line from Atlin to Que-nielle,   ���  Cariboo   district,   to co'mect  with  the eastern telegraph system, there- -  by establishing connection between  the    Yukon   and, outside"' points.  Work will,be commenced, at once1 ,  and it is expected \hat the line will  1     -.-'       '-     <,' .   1,1,  be com p'leted by October.    ' #        ���  We will be glad to welcome   Mr. '  Charleson   here,    as    his,     advent  means"the placing of Atlin/as well  is the Yukon, in imm^diat;  touch  with the greatr o.itside   world,. b.it^  '"ve trust the report.ol" ,his bringing  a construction   staff, from   the  east.  does not-mean that hs is  bringuig'  the entire   staff. '"Whilst  doubtless  a  certain   number  of   exoerianced  men are required, vet /this  countrv  can,  and should, be'allowed to sun-  .  "ily   the  rank   and file of the labor, M  thus'keepiug the  ind'iey   expended  in western districts' in  place of having it "sent, as iu former   instances,   ,  principally to Quebec" ,^ '  "' '    'A" GOOD SHOW I KG !  It is understood a nch strlie"'. is  been made on ..the Yell i\v Jacket, ���  one.,,of. Lord, .Hamilton's bonded  .properties on Pine creek. .Eiuiuirv  at the^office r of. the < representative  of the company jviAAtlinr secured  no confirmation of ,the report,,, how-  eC-er.^.- ,, ;,"_: s   ...    .^ -,_  ,This , property!, or more correctlv  soeaking, properties,   for^it includes ^  the Yellow,, Jacket  exteu'siou,   wis  bonded last fall.    The  duration   of  the bond was 9 mouths.   The com*--  pain-   during this period have spent  a  large amount of money in prospecting and developing the ground,  erecting    suitable    bunk    houses,  sinking  shafts and r.unning several  crosscuts. ,     , ,;  N'  A force of eight men' has been  employed steadil\ . aro.ind the  works and it is understood a  very rich and highly' satisiactofy  strike was, made recently" in the  tuuuel that~isv4being pushed across  Pine creek at" a 'dernh of 40' feeL  A large body,of decomposed quartz  was here encountered showing  5Di:'c5 of shotty gold all  through the lode.     ���  Jack Perkinson, "Big Jack," as  he is known in Atlin,- is , interested  in the Yellow Jacket. He arrived  from Dawson last Monday- and hir  trip here at this particular period it  for the purpose of closing the dea��  with the bonders Of the pro pert)-.  He left for .Skagway on Wednesday to meet one r of his partners,  also interested, and on his arrival  back will be in a position to close  the sale of the property. The k%-  ure is a large one.  7��� ���>> >;,^  V  ^?gygE3X5S?gins27ar?rjTCy Kf ������  ATLIN,    B.   C,    SATURDAY,    FEBRUARY io.  \'jt  ri  r-'t  k  6  I**  I ill  Thk   Atr.iN  Claim..  Published   every    Saturday   morning   by  Tun Ati.in Claim  PiaiLiHHiNr. Co.  Office ol publication:  Srcond between Traii<or and Pearl Streets.  Advertising rates made known on application.  The subscription price is $4 a year pav-  ablo in advance. No paper \s ill be delivered  unless these conditions arc complied with.  '   CANADIAN FUND.  ���   Mr. E.  W. Bickle,   Government  Agent here, has laid before  us two  circular letters  on   the , above  subject.    The  first is from Lt.-Col. Ir-  win, Secretary of the 'Fund,   dated  Ottawa, Jan. 18th.     It is addressed  to Lt.-Gov. Mclnnes,   by  direction  ��� of  the   Governor-General.    It outlines .the policy   of the  association,  appoints    the   Lt.-Governor"    Vice-  President for British Columbia " and  instructs him   to  give   the  objects  and aims of the association the very  widest publicity, and afford citizens  of all classes every  opportunity  to  subscribe to this worthy, noble and  patriotic cause.  The objects of the association as  . outlined in the circular are:  , , i. For the benefit of the widows,  orphans and other dependents of  officers and men of the military1 forces of Canada who may unfortunately'lose their lives in, or in connection With, the war operations in  South Africa.    ���  2. For the benefit of the soldiers  themselves and others (whether  combatant of non-combatant) on  duty in Sbuth Africa with the authority of the'Govermnent of Canada, aild their families or dependents, who may have been disabled by Wounds, sickness, etc.  3. For the benefit of the wives  and children and dependents separated at home from those serving  in    South   Africa.  Subscriptions for the above fund  Wilt be received at any branch of  any chartered bank in the -Dominion  and iowarded to the treasurer at  Ottawa.  We trust-to see every citizen .in  the community fall into line and  subscribe something, however  Small. Remember it is not the individual big contributions which  tell so much at the final reckoning,  as the little from everybody. ��� Thk  Claim will publish the contribution lists from time to time.  and reason is utterly ignored. Perhaps blood letting is -the best cure  for their insanitv.      '" -*    ���  The Government *at Victoria still  continue to "hang .oh'.' with one  of a majority. ..The want of, confidence , vote, brought 'forward by  Mr. C. W. Clifford,', on Jan. 22,  plainly and unmistakably shows that  the Alien bill was ill-conceived and  savored too much of the 'experimental" hand of irres; onsible- parties.  One short year of. its'-continuance  has demonstrated to two-thirds of  the members of the House the utter folly, of placing barriers before  the capitalistic van. '  The father of the bill���Joseph  Martin���whipped out of the Government, and to-day in the ranks  of the Opposition, had not1 a word  to say for the child of his creative  bungling. He was absent from his  seat in the House during the debate, and well he might! . It would  be infinitely better for the 'country  were he absent for all time!  Mr. Clifford severely dealt with  Mr. Helgesen of Cariboo; ' bi:t it  must be stated'frankly that he deserved the castigation he received  only too well. A man who plays  the part of ,"a ' summer girl,"  ���changes his mind three times in  one short season���is not a fitting  representative for  pur ^Legislature.  One of the most  ridiculous   out  croppings of the war  in   Africa  is  '   the feverish desire t o help the Boers  by the Irish of the   United  States.  Large sums  of money   have   been  collected,    companies    are  drilling  and  many  are   already 'in  Africa  shedding their precious' ( ? ) blood  for the Boer cause.   This would   be  funny if it weren't tragical.    When  we consider the intolerable  bigotry  of the Boers,  their  utter  hate  and  detestation of everything savoring  of the Church of Rome and their bitter contempt for everyone Irish, particularly   Catholic  Irish,   the  very-  mildest epithet they have for whom  is "verdomst schwein,"'arid whom  even in the improbable event of the  Boer's ultimate   success they would  not tolerate as citizens* it strikes us  forcibly the Feniau crowd are exhibiting themselves in th�� light of  intolerable a&ieSv    lathsij blind insensate hatred of BritaUl all vSen.se  ��� A mass meeting is called fqr>  Tuesday night, -' 8 o'clock ' . at  the ,��� Grand ' Hotel, , for' the  purpose of devising the.best ways  and means'of., promoting the Cana:  dian Patriotic Fund. Every, man,  woman and child' in' Atlin ns expected to be present and put their  shoulders to the wheel. The cause  is most sacred and it devolves on  every one of- the Queen's loving  subjects, to do the best that in him  lies and to do it with a will.", Those  of us who cannot give our personal  services for Queen and countrv can  at least give of our store towards  ameliorating the hardships "ueces-'  sarily falling on the widows and orphans of those who fill a soldier's  sepulchre in the far-off veldts and  mountains of South Africa. English, Irish, Scots, Australians and  Canadians, we expect you.to act up  to your high responsibilities and  are certain we will not be disappointed in you.  A committee of Danish farmers  forwarded to the Princess of Wales  12,000 boxes of butter to be forwarded to the British troops in  South Africa.    Bully for the Danes.  The Michigan lumber operators  are contemplating the removal of  their plants to Canada as a result of  the recent judgment of Justice  Street in the case of the Michigan  lumbermen against the Ontario  government to have the law regulating the cutting of logs declared  uuconstitutionaL  operation of this obnoxious law. He  pointed to the great mistake of the  government in -not sendjng up a  gold commissioner with full powers  to adjust the differences as in the  old mining .days, in which event  there would, have been no expensive friction and possibly no need  for the commissioner. -.  Attorney-General ���Henderson ���  "By   the   changes  in   the  law,   a  gold  commissioner could not be in  vested.with-such  powers  as  proposed."  "Is that so," replied Mr. Clifford.  "Well,'thev ought to have done'it  anyway," he said.  '��� He then proceeded to .give his attention to the inconsistencies of Mr.  Helgesen of Atlin, Mr. Helgesen of  Cariboo,-and'Mr. Helgesen ,of the  House. Mr. Helgesen, he said  .had-'come to Victoria'and advocated  the immediate granting of hydraulic leases under conditions of-a nature that he had been, delegated  precisely to oppose"; 'yet4 Mr. Helgesen ��� had the ""cheek? and/the.  "gall" to charge - him with mcon1  sistency.   (Laughter.) \ 1  "As"to the statements  credited  to  the senioroimembet,' for, Cariboo- in  the Ashcroft- paper.���he (Mr.-  Clifford). ���' was - not   inclined t to j. put  much    importance, in. them.    Mr.'  Helgesen   has been straightforward  enough to acknowledge that he was  slightly -inebriated, at the time-���7���  i '.'No,-, no,"   said-,;Mr.   Helgesen,  '.'there's*;no - man' in, the '^province  that can say���that can-swear .that, I  was-ever the worse Jbr liquor.;-";   -  ,    ','1 wish>we all..of us  could  say  the same, ".-.commented Mr. Clifford^  amid ;a! general- laugh.    He  next  paid-his compliments to   Mr.   Mon:  ro, and said .that  if the  opposition  had wautedj foundation for- want-of-"  confidence .resolutions, they, had  it  in each  and  everyone  of .thei statutes  of last session.     He   would  have been  glad  to  see/the , Attorney General bring forward a.bill'to  wipe them all out  of existence  en  bloc, as in the true - interest  of the  country.    As to.the, government���  they should resign at once,   for  no  one could claim that .the affairs  of  the country'could properly   be carried on with a majority of one. ,  At this point. Mr.   Helgesen .rose  for  a point of personal explanation,  but as the Speaker  stated that  he  had explained  away  sufficient,   he  sat down.. ��� "..  BR0WNLEE& COWRY  "'     " ' J. H. Brownlee; P. I. S., D. L S.  R. C. Loury.A. M. I. C. C.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.  Pearl Street,', Atlin,' B.'C. ,  LIST YOUR  LOTS AT  Rant & Jones,  .  . -   ,   v. OLDEST V:      -.  ,.        0   ESTABLISHED  '  '���  BROKERS-  ���'"'_ r  ;     "��� ' ''OF ATLIN:  Agents,-for the John, Irving Navigation Company.���,-        ���'���'.   .  - .- .   <., , jPearl St., Atlin, B. C.  '-'-'��� ('��    .      .        r,   ^      .   ft    X>      ��� .'  Shot-Guris, Rifles, Revo!- 3  vers and'every descrip-r.  - \ lion of Sporting Goods  ���; at'1 /. " .,,/"���"'!r> ''   '  TISDALL'S eiN STORE  -     -  - VANCOUVER.        ���     _  ,-r Catalogue mailed on application.  Direct , to ; Vancouver   in  '.        Three.'Days        , .  5TH,''  r6TH . AND, - 26TH  EACH   MONTH.-'  OF  H.J  BAKER?1 Agent; ~; *  .,"      C. R. R: Office,''^Skagway.  IN THE HOUSE.  Mr. Clifford, in the House* in his  want of confidence motion because  of the exclusion of aliens from  Atlin* Monday, January 22nd,  closed the debate by criticizing "experimental legislation" as exceedingly costly; and declared that half  a million had been lost to the country  iu   Atlin   alone    through   the  ' '    ���THE��� ���'     "      --  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  Gold Assayed,  '   Purchased or Taken on  Consignment.  E. L. HUMAN  ", Funeral   Director '��� and  " * -  ���   ' Embalmer   '"  Third and Discovery, 1   Atlin, B. C.  Bodies Embalmed for Shipment a Specialty  Orders on short notice.        . _ ,.  All kinds of  [funeral Supplies at reasonable rates. ' '-  '  TULES .EGGERT  ��� Swiss  Watchmaker. '  Has charge of government instruments.   "First street,' Atlin.  -   -    ''     -In  A:S. Cross' Store.   .  > Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent. board at reduced rates for .the .winter.  Call and investigate.  ..    BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Discovery.  Exchange sold on all the.principal points in Europe, the United  States and Canada.''  ASSAY OFFICE  IN CONNECTION  bx>n <;olj�� diwt only.  THE,   ALASKA    FLYER  ��rt"'��'   f      -  65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  Due at Skagway  Thursday, Feb, 24,  WOO,  Leaves Skagway every Ten Days  for Seattle   and   British  Columbia  ports;-   Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRICGS, Agent.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B*. C.  When you come, to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors, - Good  stabling.  K<->  as* ], t  \v:  ft. <  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY io, 1900.  KL  I"  to'  ' - ?'- -      A - SENSIBLE VIEW..  Outside" 'of 'immediate ���, official  circles in Washington it" still..holds  ' true, apparently,   that  more  interest'is felt in the South African   war  "V thenf.in    the   Philippine .rebellion.  " The-War Department  officials  are,  "' of-course, so  intimately  concerned  t.  in the United States campaign in the  \ far east'Ithat. they cannot,give the  same attention to' the   British   Boer  ,JV 'struggle that!would be accorded' to  to it at any other time.    The "state  of public interest, however, is  very  well reflected iu the local newspapers,  more,   space   being   given   to* the  ��� Soiitlr African war tha'ir'tb the war  in the   Philippine (Islands.-   Wheh  , the news.canie yesterday of the cap-  ure of Boer prisoners by a part of  tKe.Toronto "company and a, part, of  -the Australian contingent there  was almost as much public interest  here as if the Americans had- won  a great victory in Luzon, says the  Washington correspondent of the  Toronto Globe of January 4th. '  'The  Rev.  J.   William Jones of  ��� Richmond, Virginia, who was Cha-'  plain on the staff of General Robert j  -E. Lee, the Confederate Commander  and Chief.-during the civil war/' is  in Washington. - In discussing the  Transvaal wan to-day he' compared  the cause of the Uitlanders to that of  the American patriots in 1776',   and  ��� to that of the Southern Confederacy  in-1861���which, by the way, the  ���Rev'.'Mr. Jones' still believes was  just.    Mr. Jones said, further:���  ''If I have read aright andunder-  - _stand correctly,-the.real  issue-be-.  , tween the Boers and  Great * Britain  is simply this: ,At the earnest re-  questof this so-calledrepublicalarge  number of the subjects of. Great  Britain and other countries���making  in all about 150,000��� migrated to  the Transvaal, bought lands and  mines at encrmous prices, engaged  .. in business with the understanding  that they were to become in due  time citizens of the country, entitled  to all its rights and privileges. So  far however, from ��� accomplishing  this, they have been denied by  the  - Boers the right of suffrage, ,or the  slightest participation in the administration of the Government, while  the heaviest -taxes���amounting in  some cases to confiscation���have  been imposed upon their property.  "Indeed these 150,000 Uitlanders  6ave been practically paying all the  taxes and supporting the Goverment,  all of the offices' and employments  of _ which have been monopolized  by the Boers. Much has been written  about the primitive simplicity and  unostentatious life of President  Kruger (Oom Paul), and yet, his  Excellency draws the modest salary  ��f $35*������ Per annum, and his son-  in-law recently erected a private  residence that cost $250,000.  "These Uitlanders," as foreigners  are called, live in cities which tlrey  have built, with no voice itr the  municipal government, no right to  improve' their execrable sanitary  condition, or to do anything except  to pay the enormous expenses of  ruriningthe city government. They  are denied the right of carrjing  any arms whatever, while every man  and buy among the Boers is heavily  armed and drilled at the expense of  the UitlandeYs. "They have been  dsnied,the right of holding public]  v.  <o,~<  Go Tell Your Trouble* to a  Policeman!  But. if You WANT to Find One  Insert a WANT AD. in This Column.  meetings,"'publishing -newspapers,  criticizing - the, Government or its  officials, or even .petitioning' for' a  redress of their grievances. >   ,  "When some of them are suspected of conspiring' to  revolt  against <  this  condition   of. things   they   are  arrested, and "after a mock trial sentenced to death, .and ' released   only  upon the payment;of fines varying  from $25,000 to $100,000 each.  "Great Britian,.' whose.glory it is  that' she protects ,her citizens in  whatever land they dwell,:,was,.seek-  by-a negotiation, to alter'these condition^,- when the Boers," after, full  preparation for war laid down their -  ultimatum, and when' it was ���not  accepted declared war, rushed their  legions into Britisn territory and  besieged British forts. ;��� '  "The real situation''-then;' is   not ���  that the Boers are fighting for their  own homes arid property And rights,'  but that they are fighting to hold it*  sjavery and to live on'" the  Uitland-    ���  'ers, whom they-have "so  grievously  oppressed and wronged,"-'arid  Great  Britainis not waging a war of Inva-  tion   and ' conquest 'against'a  free   -  people, but seeking  to^'defend   its, -  own citizens' from  outrage  and   to  restore'to them God-given rights of  'life, liberty and the pursuit of happ-  ness.' '"''     ~J . ' '  "In a word; Great'Britain 'is reversing her position in the war, of  the American revolution,- and is.'  fighting'for'the'principle of 'n'otax:  atiou ; without'representation,' and  no'government,1 especially 'in a so-  called republic, 'without the consent  of the governed.'1      ���  -  "Without, therefore,'going'to any  discussion of  the"causes which  led  to the great' war between the States,'  but as an ardent  Confederate  who  for four years followed with ryouth-  ful devotion the battle-flag of the  Confederacy, and who -while..fully  'accepting the situation' and  yielding to none in present'loyalty-to the  Union, ��� yet most devotedly, believes .  that the Confederates  were  in   the ���/,.  right in their stuggle -for -constitutional freedom, I-<io not-hesitate  to   -  declare that the Uitlanders,.as I see  it, represent the principles for which  our fathers fought in .'76. and  for.,  which' the  Confederates, fought iu  '61-65, and that I fully sympathize  with Great Britain in defending her  citizens against the tyranny, oppression  and wrong of'these so-called  champions of republican freedom.  "I am glad that General Joubert  was not a Confederate, and should  regret to hear that any old Confederates were fighting on that side."'  The   Senate   committee  lias  le-  <  ported favorably on the removal  <af  the Capital of Alaska from Sitka ta>  Juneau.  When in Atlin stop  .  . at the . .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First Street.  Headquarters  eor   Lkmij,s St.  Louis Lager Beer.  First class Restaurant in connection.  A. BURKE,   Manager.  *���  1  :^^:^^:^^S^^^^^^^m IJ1-  I''   ''  1  ATWA',, -B.   C.r   SATURDAY,  .���FEBRUARY to.  PICKED UP'HERE AND THERE  I   '       r  M;  vJ  SI  H  I"  St. Andrew.'s Presbyterian cliureli hotel uei-  vices in the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, Second  street between Trainor and Pearl,' on Sunday at. 10:80 a. in.and T:S0 p.m..Sunday school  at 2:30 p.m. Kev. JohnPringle, B. A., minister.  Church of England services will he fvrfd  at corner Trnitior and Third streets on Sunday at 11 a. in. and 7:S)0 p. in.  THE PATRIOTIC FUND.  ���, The' following subscriptions hare  ��� been  received by the Bank of Com-  ;:" riierce  to -date'-for  the  ; "Patriotic Fund:      '���<'  ' '   , - ,  : -X.-M. de-Gex."...:....'...:-......-   $5'  "   S.-H.-Plumbe ��� ,.. .,.5'  -  F. H.' Ware '. ,       .50  W. .Foley     '.   '   1  'H.Harris' .'...''"' i  "    '��� :"   ,    '    - '     -        - $12' 50  Owing, we suppose,.to the news  - - from-South .Africa, a belicose spirit  - seems to have broken  out  during  r .the'past week amongst .our bitber-  ( to peaceful > citizens' and several  ;   more or less serious "scraps" have  * resulted. One pro-Boer for. airing  , ��� his ideas that the, Boers would go  j -,,through,, the Canadian contingent  -'   like, a dose of ;salts, ,was promptly  ^"called",  by  a patriotic Canadian  .    and had a striking demonstration  , - .to,the- contrary.  , Other little goes  ' have   been   frequent   from , various  ,.   causes. v; No arrests,^ but, .go  slow,  .,   -boys!.-,, ',-..,  ��� ,.Don't  forget  that ,,you  can   get  ,   Fresh   Fish, .Onions, Eggs, Labrador. Herring, nice Pickled Pork and  many,-   other , things,. at   .Parsons  ., Produce Co. "  We desire to call attention to the  1   ad.-in another column in which the  ,'   chefs  and' ladies   of. the   various  .   hotels   announce     a    grand.   free  ball aiid supper at the .Grand Hotel  on J3t.   Valentine's  evening. , This  -���   -is sure to  be  the jolliest; event  of  '���    the season, the, right  people  being  '- in the ��� right  place,   and we   know  that all'that money can  bring and  -' : experience suggest will be  used  to  make the event a notable one.    Everybody is invited.  ���: .'Fresh Fish, Onions, Eggs at Par-  ���. i sons .Produce Co., -P. P. Co.'s store,  ;���   First street.     . .   ,     ,  ,. As will be, noticed  by   advertise-  - ment in-another column, D., Main  , & Co., fish and  vegetable dealers,  -on Lake street,.between   Pearl and  Tray nor,-   ^are ���, making, .extensive  ... preparations towards-going.into the  -.- above lines on:a large scale^the incoming summer.,- Mr. Mann is now  at Vancouver where he is perfect,  ing his arrangements.., ^Another'  feature this firm will, undertake is  the storage of ice, and it will be  supplied to customers at a considerably reduced rate, compared to  what this article brought last year.  Fish and vegetables, also, 'will be  placed within reach of-all. It is  safe to predict all manner of success  for this new firm.  Hay, Oats, Chop,   Bran  at   Parsons Produce Co.  Am ;ng the arrivals on Mouday  was' Mr. A., H.' S,tracey, "manager  of the British American "Corporation, Ltd. He visited all the' Canadian coast cities while away, and  says great activity is observable on  every side. Mr. Stracey spent a  month at White Horse, where, by  the way," the company has large  mining interests, a,nd, fully studied  the surroundings, of this now prominent point.  An amusing incident occurred the  other evening in one of our hotel  bars. Some of the boys were celebrating in anticipation of the relief  of Ladysmith or something of that  sort, when an interruptionjhappened  in the shape of a personal dispute  which ended by one of the participants knocking the other down.  In Sailing the man knocked against  a handsome large orchestrion which  Canadian [stands at the entrance to the card  room. Ithad been previously silent,  but concussion set it agoing and the  rael.xly it appropriately poured forth  was "There'll be a Hot Time in the  Old Town Tonight". The effect  was so ludicrous that a general laugh  ensued and the hostilities ceased.  One of the best articles for good  health is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents, and a first-class meal at  50 'cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  The Atlin Whist Club keeps improving with age and has done more to  bring the citizens of Atlin together  in friendly intercourse than any other  means. The weekly meeting''on  Thursday was, as usual, lar'gely  attended.and with the dance'afterwards, -was greatly enjoyed. . The  large dining room of the Grand  Hotel has had the boxes removed  and it now forms^as nice a hall as  can be found  in the north countrv1:,  British America Corporation, CI I  ATLfN.   B.   Gm *  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER. ;  See our greatly reduced prices on all our winter stock.'      ' '  vSee our prices on groceries. Ladies" goods a specialty:-' ��  Pine Creek branch*'opens in MaTch.?,'1 ''r-</;r   - '    ���,: \*  I '  A. A'. STRACY, '���  '"   -     'ARCHIE-W. SHIELS,^   \\  5       i' Atlin Manaeer. ' ������    "/': ;.:   .'  Agent 'Atlin City.. 9  P. BURNS ��> CO.,  ?��� vi r .i*>  Wholesale   -   and  Corner   First  ^.Retail   -  *����� J  Butchers -  -   - - -      ��� , 1 1 i, w i  ANiJJ* Pearl : Streets*.- '-**   -h' >.*i  Builders9 Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,      ^^^   y'"-/���-?������'  Graniieware, . ^, ,'���" \',. I' \';n., ",1",'  Etc., Etc.*    .-T'S'-V' .--,/,.,   TINSHOP  IN" CONNECTION.   ,  THOS. DUNN  & CO. (Limited.)  :FIRSTSTREET.  ATLIN, B.  RAILROAD ACCIDP:NT.  ' Mr. A. Burke reports that on'  Sunday last whilst bucking*-into a  snow slide at the Summit, the engine  and plough of the White Pass Railroad, by some unnaccountable, means  went full tilt into a gang of workmen,  scattering them in all directions.  One man whose name has not been  ascertained, .was instantly', killed:  On his body was'found a Skagway  Bank deposit receipt for$600. Another man is supposed to be killed  and buried under the snow, his  mackintosh being found. The accident is attributed to. gross carelessness.  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTELbJN THE NORTH., .EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRS-T--.CLASS -MAN-NER.^;';; :; .  ���, J..* .���A..      St  .j      ,.'_,  -,~.;LJ'.--  - . ;      ;j    ;:,  Rice & Hastie,- Proprikttors;':) David.<Hastie,; Manager.  - <��� ��� t.     '    '     ,,    ,'~,. "��� -���      , -       ~    - -  . ..*--   ���-;    -,- -::l   \ >Ky   *. t-*���'���** - < :���-     <-��� t!,. .i*l-:_  Corner of First and - Discovery. Streets. ,������ , ; ";"'',-  ;irms of Morpheus'; ambrosial  dreams just commencing to, flutter  round each sleeper's manly-head  when, "Drat the infernal thing.-"  "Clinkety, clank, clinkety clank,"-  she'went again'.-'' Another, stove  pipe, another harrassing run.  "Blanketv blank, blank, blank,  hlnnk,_blankety blaiik..'I - '*- ;:-  It is to be hoped the recording  angel wasn't taking notes about  that time, or, if so, that the- tear. of.  sympathy he shed washed, the record out. A man who wouldn't  "cuss" after such a triple experience would be a subject of. envy,; to  a clam. ;      ��� - ;,  li'miuary work arid intend-" sending  another gang in a few days.' -Camp  'is already "formed with goo'daccom-  odations for the men arid 'a,;snow.  plough is going to," tie sent- up to  clear trails on Surprise' Lakev1 The  work will be carried otras'outlined  in these columns "two weeks ago and  pfessed'to a conclusion without anv  delav. _ 1    *,.�� ,  A MEMORABLE NIGHT.  The evening of last Sunday was  a memorable one. A strong Chinook  set iu alxmt sunset, gradually developing until at midnight it reach-  the proportions of a howling gale.  The air was densely charged with  fine drifting snow, making seeing  and breathing almost an impossibility. .  "The veriest bairn micht understand  The Deil had business on hishand."  And-so .he.*had,  for at the midnight  hour,   "of.-night's  black   arch   the  keystone,''     rattle,     tingle-tangle,  clang went the fire alarm.    In   hot  haste,    stumbling     along     blindly  through    spume    and    snowdrifts,  the department responded,   one veteran,   with    a   bucket,    caught  glimpse  of    the   Aurora   Borealis  through the drift and wanted to extinguish that, another,   not  a  veteran,   ran to the scene with a bucket full of a solid cake  of ice.    Fortunately the confl lgration was only  a   burning    out    stove-pipe.      All  hands congratulated themselves and  retired  to   their  roosts,   and   were  just getting comfortably warm when  clatter, clatter, clang  went  the  infernal  thing again.    Another  run  out,     another  fight with   the  elements and another stove-pipe doing  the volcano act.    Once more to the , men during the past week  for pre-  PJ5RSUNALS.  R. C. Lowry left yesterday morning for a  business trip to Skaprway. -*      j.  A. E. Bickle, Government Agent, was in  Pine City yesterday collecting ground rent.  Mrs. Whyte, who has been so lonpr connected with the Olympic Hotel, leaves on,  Mondaj for Bennett to join her husband  who is i-miniiifr the Dawson City -'Hotel  there. i ,  Mi-,s Kate Cawley. daughter of Mrs. Walter Jeflerie.s, came in last Mondaj to reside  permanently. Our young friends will appreciate the addition to then* ranks.   ~  W. F.DoRkrill arrived 011 Tuesday and'is  again iu business at the old stand. He says  he can iiud more amusement in Atlin than he  could in Vancouver. Hii hrotlipr, F. M.; will  stay out about six weeks yet.  Mr. A. llurke, of the Olympic Hotel, returned yesterday from a visit to Skagway.  lie reports having had a good time and a  fairlj easy trip, and nays that freight from  Bemietl to Dawson is now ducted ut 35cents  a i a pound.  .1. H. Russell. K. V. McFeely and E. J. Mc-  Feely arrived on Friday after a good-and  smart trip from Skagway. "Jim," the noblest Roman of them all, is in the pink of  condition, fatter and better looking if.any-  thiug than he was last summer. He pippbe-  sins all manner of activity in the camp this-  season, as a large amount of capital is being,  organized on the coast and in the east for  placement iu what "Jim" considers the  best and most remunerative iield"iu Canada.  He is bringing in a complete brewery plant,  which he will erect at once, and within 30  duy.s. he says, bo will be turning out'beer  for the thirsty of Atlin. Ed. McFeelyt looks  mine the worse for his trip, though a littte  soro a-foot.   Thanks, Mae, for papers..! ��� _��� ..  "'-^William 'Goebel;r-the' Democratic  contestant for-governor of -Kentucky, was shot and mortally wounded  by an assassin - while. on his .way to  the capitol-house,-..Frankfort; Ky., '  Jan. '30. * ���'     -  *'''i r   "  , .,;r-';  -Mr.Rudyard Kipling, with his family, sailed for Cape Town, Jan. 19.  Dr. Corian Doyle has'preceded him  and is already at' the front. With  two such eminent literary: men on  the scene, some graphic -,word pictures of the war'may be confidently  looked for.  BALL AND SUPPE8.  THE " CHEFS ''' OF-ATLIN,  Assisted by. ladies  of the  different  hotels,,will, o.u St. Valentine's Day,  next Wednesday,j give a grand ball  and supper at the Grand Hotel.  All are invited..   . '    '  Come and have a~jolly good time.  "No programs."    '    "''  "  D.  MAIN  I   GO.  DEALERS IN FISH AND  VEGETABLES.  Lake St., between Pearl & Traynor.  m<r  _���D���A   good   and   re-  The Wright Creek Hydraulic Miri-' ;^Y "' jfiable "agent' for a Canadian  Company has sent up a dozen' Life^Assuiance^Co:1' Apply through.  *)1  letter to "j:;E:.V this office.  i ���-!


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